March 4, 2013

Restaurant in Phnom Penh: Geylang House

Two Saturdays ago, hubby was looking for a place for us to have lunch. He was looking at the dining guide of Phnom Penh and showed me Geylang House. We haven't been there, he said. Let's go, I answered.

We went there and saw these pictures of yummy looking food at the entrance. I was already drooling. Then we saw that they have open air dining. Uh-oh. It was a red-hot day and we were sure EJ would whine if we eat there. So hubby and I decided we will go back there when EJ is at school.

So last Thursday, hubby and I went there again.

{The entrance}

{Open air dining area}

We were prepared to sweat it out that day when I asked the waiter if they have airconditioned rooms. They do! The waiter led us to the second floor. You see the stairs at the back? That's the way to the second floor with aircon.

After placing our order, they gave us tea and peanuts. Hubby dug in right away. Hehe. A tip, order in small size because even their small size orders looked huge to us. We actually took home half of what we ordered because we couldn't eat it all.

{Fried Kway Teow with Cockles}

When we were still living in KL, one of my favorite food was Char Kway Teow. I used to get my fix of this oil-rich goodness at Jalan Alor. Now, whenever I see a Char Kway Teow anywhere, I'll be sure to try it out. This kway teow from Geylang House is okay, not as great as the one I used to have in Jalan Alor but it will do.

{Salted Crispy Crab}

I had a couple of bites. It was good. Hubby loved it.  I love crabs but the taste of crabs when eaten out is not the same as when I have it at home. Weird, I know.

{Sambal Clams}

Hubby loved this as well. I am not really a clam person so I did not enjoy this as much as hubby did.

{Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs}

This for me, was a winner! It was the perfect combination of sweet and sour. The pork was also tender and very tasty.

{Our bill}

I take back what I said above. The bill was the winner. LOL! Hubby and I guessed our bill to be in the range of $30-35. And then, they surprised us with a 10% discount. Sweet!

Hubby is planning another trip to Geylang House soon. He said he will try the prawns and the fish next time.

No. 13, Street 178
Phnom Penh